LA PSNI INDAGA SUI RITARDI NEL RITROVAMENTO DELL’ORDIGNO AL BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Matt Baggott scenda in campo nelle indagini sul tardato ritrovamento della pipe bomb nel parcheggio a ‘lungo termine’ dell’aereoporto
Il Chief Constable Matt Baggott, sta partecipando alle indagini sulla pipe bomb rinvenuta sabato 30 ottobre presso il parcheggio a lungo termine del Belfast International Airport, soprattutto dopo le speculazioni riguardanti la possibilità che l’ordigno possa essere rimasto in quel luogo per un anno.
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott afferma che gli investigatori stanno cercando di capire dalle autorità aeroportuali come la Toyota Carina – a bordo della quale è stata rinvenuta una pipe bomb e liquido infammabile – possa essere rimasta inosservata ‘per così tanto tempo’.
“Ovviamente ci sarebbe piaciuto essere stati in grado di indagare il prima possibile”
“Terremo colloqui con le autorità aeroportuali sull’accaduto e su come (la pipe bomb) possa essere rimasta lì per tanto tempo, ma quello che faremo ora è investigare impiegando tutte le risorse a disposizione”.
E Baggott conclude: “Qualsiasi dispositivo che coinvolga liquido infiammabile ed esplosivo è sempre pericoloso ed è un altro segno della sconsideratezza di quelle persone che vogliono trascinarci indietro nel tempo.”
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Baggott investigating airport device claims (U TV)
Chief Constable Matt Baggott says the PSNI are speaking to officials at Belfast International about how an explosive device – which may have gone undetected in the airport’s long stay carpark for almost a year – could have been “left for so long”.
A pipe bomb and suspected flammable liquid were discovered in a grey Toyota Carina car in the long stay car park over the weekend.
The suspicious vehicle was removed for forensic examination in the early hours of Sunday, but there are growing fears that it was left there up to a year ago.
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott says detectives investigating the incident are speaking to airport authorities about how the car could have gone undetected.
“Of course we’d like to have been able to investigate that as soon as possible,” he told UTV.
“We’ll be having conversations with the airport authorities about how that happened and how it could have been left for so long, but what we’ll be doing now is investigating it with all the resources we have.
“Any device that involves flammable liquid and explosives is invariably dangerous and it’s another sign of the recklessness of those people that want to drag us back to the past.”
In a statement, Belfast International said speculation about the length of time the car and device stayed unnoticed was “unhelpful”.
“The PSNI are continuing to investigate the exact circumstances around the incident at Belfast International Airport on Saturday 30 October”, the airport said.
“As the incident is the subject of an active police investigation, the airport will not be adding to what the Police have already said. Speculation as to the events surrounding the incident are unhelpful at this time.”
Police have asked anyone who noticed the vehicle, which carries the registration number PDZ 2001 to contact them.